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Future Taco Owner (~1 yr away) visit here often

Discussion in 'New Members' started by maverick22, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Jul 11, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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    maverick22

    maverick22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I visit here often and finally decided to join so I can post. I'm about a year away from buying a Tacoma--that's the plan at least.

    I work at a title loan company that sells repossessed vehicles. It just never works out that we get any Tundras/Tacomas in. I got lucky a few months ago and snagged a very nice 03 Tundra access cab TRD package, black chrome wheels, stepside for $5,000! Got a pretty good deal cuz we sell these cars cheap.

    Anyways, this Tundra was being used as an extra vehicle, and we were in a position we needed money so we got rid of it last month. I'm still pissed about it--sucks talking about it 'cause it was such a nice Tundra for $5,000. Probably won't see a deal like that again around here!

    As much as I loved the Tundra, it wasn't exactly perfect for my needs. Granted, I'm no big "hauler" or anything. Just would like a pickup in the family to move the occasional needed item(s). I loved the power of the V8 on the Tundra, but gas wasn't too great. With a 1 year old, the access cab/those suicide doors got annoying. Also I wasn't used to driving a truck so driving around the city, parking lots, was just slightly a pain.

    I think the Tacoma would be perfect--smaller truck, better on gas, double cab for the kiddo. Need to pay off the wife's Highlander (about a year left), and I think we'll be good. I'm starting early to do my research so I'll know exactly what to get when the time comes. Not sure if I'll go with an '08 (around DFW lately finding anything with low miles is around $20K--not sure if I'll go used or new).

    I just wanted to introduce myself. Like I said I visit here often. Looking forward to posting and hearing others' advice!

    -mav
     
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  2. Jul 12, 2013 at 9:56 PM
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    WHPLSH3

    WHPLSH3 Fortified with horsepower-adding goodness...

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    WELCOME!

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  3. Jul 12, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    neontrail

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    hellO...welcome!
     
  4. Jul 13, 2013 at 3:18 AM
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    RLDTACO

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    Welcome! :wave:
     
  5. Jul 13, 2013 at 6:20 AM
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    maverick22

    maverick22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. Very informative forum here...seem like some great people too!
     
  6. Jul 13, 2013 at 6:50 AM
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    Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    Full rebuild short of machine work, mean green motherfucker! Lime green block, hand-polished valve cover, and stickers! Too broke for real mods right now. Stonewall is my baby, but he's also a work truck.
    Welcome to TW! I'm surprised that nobody saw your post until now. Sorry about that! :D
    Finding something low-mileage anywhere isn't going to be cheap- unless it's been wrecked or something. But good luck nonetheless!
     
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